Category: ARIM Publisher

ACUTA, ARIM, ARIM Publisher, eCTD, FDA, Uncategorized, Validator

FDA Validation Criteria to change July 27

On June 21, FDA announced changes to their eCTD validation criteria, to be implemented on July 27. The first is to remove a low-severity item, #5025, which would highlight the lack of PDF-fillable forms. The rest are a set of new validation rules, numbered 1-7, that were previously part of their Submission Acceptance criteria — …

ACUTA, ARCS, ARIM, ARIM Publisher, FDA, Software Release, Validator

Getting your STF in order

In 2003, ICH introduced the Study Tagging File (STF) in the electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) format for electronic submissions to facilitate a way to associate all the documents and data files for a study. Initially the specification included two possible approaches for versioning the study’s items: Cumulative: A complete cumulative STF would be provided …

ARIM, ARIM Publisher, eCTD, eCTD 4, XML

eCTD 4: Unlocking Keywords, Part 2 (wonkish)

In the most recent post on eCTD 4 I explained the basics of how metadata that classifies documents in the electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) is organized, and how ACUTA’s ARIM Publishing Module will need to evolve to support it. This post is going to get into the specifics of what must go on behind …

ACUTA, ARIM, ARIM Publisher, eCTD, EMA, FDA

Lots of Regulatory Activity Going On

Welcome to another episode of Fun With RIM (kidding, this is the first one). Today’s topic: Just what is a Regulatory Activity? You’ll say to yourself, “I’m in Regulatory, and I do things, so those must be Regulatory Activities.” Not counting that 15 minutes to two hours that half the workforce spends every day on …

ACUTA, APT, ARIM Publisher, eCTD

PDF Links Feel So Broke Up, I Want to Go Home

PDF in Electronic Submissions Before there was eCTD (the electronic Common Technical Document), there were submissions using just PDF – the Portable Document Format created by Adobe (and before PDF, there were submissions using interactive PostScript, TIFF images, DAMOS, etc., but that’s a scary story for another time, perhaps around a campfire) The PDF file …

ARIM Publisher, eCTD, EMA, Regulatory Update

Regulatory Update: EMA eCTD Specifications 3.0.2 – Best Practices Limitation Corrected (even better practices!)

On April 6, 2017, EMA issued a new version of the eCTD specifications, version 3.0.2, 11 months after version 3.0.1. If you look at the EMA Website’s EU Module 1 page, it appears that nothing has happened: The same EU Regional DTD (the structure of the eCTD), and the same Implementation Guide are listed as …

ARCS, ARIM Publisher, eCTD, eCTD 4, FDA

eCTD – It’s not just a good idea, it’s the law

Joel Finkle, Director Regulatory Innovation & IDMP Strategy Note: This post appeared previously on LinkedIn.com Some of you have been following my writing for a few years; I’ve got a new home at Acuta. For others, this may be the first you’ve seen of my posts. I’ve been involved with electronic regulatory submissions since 1991 …